Teachers tend to work in isolation and we can all use a little advice.
There’s great value for teachers seeking out colleagues and organizations to discover the latest tip, trick or pedagogy.
To help you connect, we’ve collected links to some of the world’s teacher organizations and associations and present them here for your use.
If you feel that we’re missing an organization or would like to add your own, please contact us and we’ll be happy to add them to the list.
Last updated: September 1, 2013 at 17:07 pm
International Teacher's Organizations
Action Learning, Action Research Association (ALARA)
ALARA aims to promote the scientific study, practice, research and teaching of Action Learning, Action Research and Process Management.
Asia-Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (APACALL)
APACALL is an international association, which acts as a clearinghouse for language professionals who are interested in investigating, sharing, discussing, cooperating and collaborating with fellow professionals.
Asia-Pacific Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning (APAMALL)
APAMALL is a professional, non-profit membership organization working toward the goal of improving language instruction through the use of multimedia technology.
Asian Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (AsiaTEFL)
The goals of Asia TEFL are to promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with the teaching and learning of English in Asia.
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) mission is to promote and support the optimal education, development, and well-being of children worldwide.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
ASCD is a membership organization that develops programs, products, and services essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead.
Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
NAFSA was founded as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote the professional development of U.S. college and university officials responsible for assisting and advising foreign students.
Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
The Association of Language Testers in Europe promotes multilingualism by supporting institutions which produce examinations and certification for language learners.
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) is devoted to research and development of technology in second language acquisition.
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL)
The European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) is an association of language teaching professionals which aims to promote the use of foreign languages within Europe.
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL represents a diverse cross-section of pioneers at the forefront of K-12 education.
International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT)
IALLT is a professional organization whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture.
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC)
International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication is concern with the theoretical and practical interplay of living languages and intercultural understanding.
International Association for World Englishes (IAWE)
IAWE is committed to the study of the forms and functions of varieties of Englishes in diverse cultural and sociolinguistic contexts.
International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)
International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) is the international federation of national or regional associations of Applied Linguistics.
International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
The International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) mission is to link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is an association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology.
International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT)
International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) aims to promote, present, discuss and disseminate research on teachers and teaching.
International Writing Centers Association (IWCA)
The International Writing Centers Association(IWCA) fosters the development of writing center directors, tutors, and staff by sponsoring meetings, publications, and other professional activities.
Pacific Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (PACCALL)
PacCALL is an academic society promoting innovative research, development and practice in Computer Assisted Language Learning in the many regions of the Pacific.
Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research in the United States of America (SIETAR-USA)
(SIETAR-USA) is an organization for professionals who are concerned with the challenges and rewards of intercultural relations.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) mission is to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.
Teachers Without Borders (TWB)
Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other to create local change on a global scale.
World Association for Online Education (WAOE)
The World Association for Online Education is a free membership organization and consists of individual educators concerned with e-learning.
World Computer Assisted Language Learning (WorldCALL)
WorldCALL aims to enhance computer-assisted language teaching and learning in the global community by bringing educators from around the world together.